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River Room

801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
+1 843-527-4110
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good33%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“lunch” (130 reviews)
“seafood” (59 reviews)
Open Now
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Seafood, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have stopped many times for lunch. Like to bring friends here. Right on the water. Food is always good, well presented.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank perry c
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

Great place to enjoy a nice dinner overlooking the waterfront. Service was great and food delicious.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank T9929HGrobertw
Reviewed November 2, 2018

I really enjoyed my seafood dinner at this lovely restaurant. Pleasant attentive staff, would visit again.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Stephen L
Reviewed October 24, 2018

Went for lunch during boat show. Lucked out and were seated immediately-very crowded everywhere. Had some really good drinks , and reasonable,. and sandwiches--oyster and tuna salad. both were good. Service was great/prompt/right/friendly, can not ask for more.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank wataugaman
Reviewed October 23, 2018

My husband and I drove up to Georgetown for the day yesterday, and we first walked by the River Room Restaurant, overlooking the river. We asked a local man about places to eat, and he tried to steer us away from the River Room. But...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Seabrookgal
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Been to River Room many times. It is time for some tweaking at this popular Georgetown restaurant. Sweet tea needs improving. The salad is 90% dark greens with little iceberg lettuce. 1 tiny unripe tomato cut in half. Clam chowder a little thick but ok....More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

We met our friends here for supper Ans even our grown children jones us as the love The River Room! The calamari appetizer and tuna and two favorites!! The blackened grouper and tuna steak are our favorites. Must have the collard greens and grits too....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank mdsmithmd2015
Reviewed October 14, 2018 via mobile

In town visiting with friends. We had eaten here before and really enjoyed it. We had a very nice table tucked away in the back. Service was friendly. I had the seared tuna salad special which was delicious. My wife had the shrimp platter which...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank F7480OPrichardr
Reviewed October 12, 2018 via mobile

Stopped here for lunch as I was driving through Georgetown. This place was recommended by the people from the Maritime Museum. Penne pasta with shrimp was very good. Served with only a biscuit, but was plenty for lunch since the cream sauce is a little...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank D-Tektn
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

The shrimp and grits is one of the best I've had. Yummy! Our waitress was very attentive, and always kept my ice tea filled.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Susan O
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Kari B
April 27, 2017|
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Response from RiverRoomGeorgetown | Property representative |
We have gluten free options for both lunch and dinner. Dinner options include grilled grouper with tomato basil butter, grilled salmon with ginger soy lime sauce (we use a gluten free Tamari rather than regular soy sauce... More
Patti D
July 18, 2016|
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Response from apbayhill | Reviewed this property |
Go to the website and check out the menu section.
Robert F
February 20, 2016|
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Response from Donna L | Reviewed this property |
I think it is whatever is fresh depending on the season. It is always a white fish, which is mild.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 801 Front St, Georgetown, SC 29440-3505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Georgetown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-527-4110
The River Room has served delectable coastal-influenced fare to a tremendous following of loyal patrons since 1984.Moderately-priced lunch items include our World Famous Shrimp and Grits, Shrimp Creole and Pecan Chicken Salad served with apples and grapes.The dinner menu features fresh, grilled fish such as Carolina grouper, yellow-fin tuna and Atlantic salmon. Chef specialties include Herb-crusted Grouper, McClellanville Crab Cakes and Twin Filets of Beef with Blue Cheese ButterThe River Room is located in the historic J.B. Steel Building.In 1888 when the J.B. Steele Building opened, it housed two businesses known as the Steele-Moses stores. Downstairs, customers inspected dry goods and groceries displayed on massive hardwood counters, and upstairs they could be fitted for custom-made hats.Today, the building’s history is evident throughout and is enhanced with tasteful nostalgic décor. The dining room extends 50 feet into the Sampit River; its panoramic windows offer expansive harbor views. Nautical and turn-of-the-century antiques are on display, and an intimate bar showcases the restaurant’s wine collection.Children will surely make a beeline for the giant reef aquarium filled with colorful sea life.
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